Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii

532 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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A must do while in Hawaii! It's a lifetime opportunity to see up close manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under the neon lights. Join us for a memorable and magical moment of a night snorkel with beautiful manta rays gracefully gliding through the water. We guarantee Manta Ray sighting or your next trip is on us!!


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Excellent value for money
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small group ensures personal service



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Average 4.79 out of 5 stars based on 532 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Unforgettable Swim with the Mantas
Danielle S, Mar 2022 Verified
All I can say is WOW!! What an amazing experience. The Mantas were gorgeous, the view of the moonlight on the Kona coast from the boat was majestic, and the captain and crew were all entertaining and informative about the Mantas. Great excursion!!
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
christopherlR5907FO, Jan 2022 Verified
This was a once in a lifetime experience! The Manta even touched my son he loved it! Our guide worked so hard pulling us all around to get the best experience and we had an unusually high number of rays...7 !! We are all good swimmers, and 2 of us had shorty wet suits so they kept us warm(December). I recommend for winter months to take them up on wetsuit tops they provide as you are not actively moving in water so you can get a little chilly after a bit.
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
Patricia_G, Jan 2022 Verified
Great guide and amazing experience!!!!! Got so close to these beautiful and graceful animals. Thank you for a great adventure.
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
Alexandria_S, Jan 2022 Verified
The price was fairly reasonable to begin with, but after the experience, it was definitely worth it overall. Adam & Jacob were very chill and helpful and made the experience 12/10. I would definitely do it again with this group.
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
945meghanp, Jan 2022 Verified
Our manta ray snorkel adventure was incredible! Our guides (Captain Simon, Hunter and Ula) were very helpful, humorous, and made sure we were always having a good time. I highly recommend practicing snorkeling before you go. We both have experience which made it easier, especially since it was a little wavy and a night trip. We also suggest if you have the opportunity to rent or buy a GoPro- do it! We stayed plenty warm with the wet suit top they provided too. We have nothing bad to say about our experience. We’ll definitely be back again! Mahalo for the great memories!
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
Allie D, Jan 2022 Verified
This wasn't my first time doing this, but it was hands down the best Manta Ray adventure. The tour guides were great. The spot they took us to was amazing. There was easily over two dozen Manta Rays, that came right up to us. I highly recommend this tour. It's a MUST do if you're visiting the Big Island.
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
Cynthia_D, Jan 2022 Verified
It was awesome. Will never forget this experience. Riding across the coastline seeing the lights on shore, looking up see so many stars. Then getting into the water with the manta rays was so unbelievably. They were so close. Excellent time for all in our group.
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
jameshTA, Jan 2022 Verified
The mantas came, as advertised, and kept coming back for 45 minutes. The underwater experience was incredible. It did not require any significant effort or athletic skill. Hot shower on the boat after coming out of the water was a nice touch, as were the drinks and snacks. The crew was helpful and friendly.
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
Vicente_A, Jan 2022 Verified
we went out to the sea at night and the big island can be seen from the boat, the weather was cooperative so it was asmooth ride, the crew update us of what will be happening and there’s no surprise or any unpleasantness, lots of manta ray, this is an awesome experience, i recommend this 10/10, crew is nice and funny, very helpful and knowledgeable
Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
kimw249, Jan 2022 Verified
We saw at least 10 mantas around us! Simon and his crew made this experience an unforgettable one! Despite the 30(ish):3 ratio, everything ran seamlessly. Safety is obviously a priority for them. They also made sure ocean life was protected so that is a huge plus for me. Simon made sure we got as much time as everyone was able to tolerate in the cold waters. The warm shower rinse off was much appreciated afterwards! No shoes on the boat so foot wear doesn’t matter, they will lay everyone’s shoes out at the dock after the tour for easy pick-up. It’s the small things!Here is some info that may help others thinking about booking the trip: my husband and I are non-swimmers who are relatively comfortable in the water. We can float, but have trouble with the actual swimming part lol. We explained this to Simon and were given a snorkel vest. It doesn’t exactly assist with floating that much since you need to be on your stomach, but I guess it can help in case of emergency. 3 groups were sent out: strong swimmers to swim to the floatation board furthest from the boat, swimmers who are less comfortable, and non-swimmers/families with young children. The crew helped bring us out to the closest board with the assistance of noodles and kept an eye on us to make sure we were doing okay. For those who are concerned about being out in open waters, don’t let that deter from this once-in-a-lifetime experience as they take every precaution.Another thing worth mentioning, I get extreme motion sickness. I can’t read or text on my phone in cars without getting sick. I can’t tolerate even the ferris wheel at times. The boat ride didn’t bother me because 1) I closed my eyes and leaned my head against the pole located at the aisle the entire time I was on the boat. 2) I took Dramamine as directed on their website, once in the morning and once before the tour. Simon told us all that Dramamine, the patch, or band will not work though lol. I think the first thing I did helped me tremendously.

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